Is Only Angels Have Wings the Top Gun of the Golden Age? Both Top Gun and Only Angels Have Wings were nominated for Special Effects at the Academy Awards but are separated by almost 40 years. 542 more words
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The Academy Awards will kick off tomorrow night and so this seemed like a perfect opportunity to remind everyone that the organization was founded almost a year before Al Jolson declared: “You ain’t heard nothing yet!” 96 more words
Douglas Fairbaks Jnr. looks with affection at his last hand grenade.
The movie is the 1930 version of THE DAWN PATROL. Richard Barthelmess’s hard-drinking WWI flier in this looks set to transmute into his character from THE LAST FLIGHT, made the following year. 472 more words
D.W. Griffith’s Way Down East, released on September 3, 1920, uses its first intertitle to deem itself “A Simple Story of Plain People.” While this statement may serve to make its melodramatic plot accessible to audiences of plain people, the film itself is anything but ordinary. 319 more words